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Podcast: Researchers implanted false memories in birds to figure out how humans learn language

Jason Goldman | 
Babies are constantly surrounded by human language, always listening and processing. Eventually they put sounds together to produce a "daddy," or a ...
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How the microbiome may boost the brain’s recovery from stroke damage

Diana Kwon | 
Despite a decades-long search, scientists have yet to pinpoint effective ways of protecting the brain from poststroke damage. In recent ...
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‘Peculiar brain waves’ during sleep may be key to forming memories, study suggests

R. Douglas Fields | 
Neuroscientists have always presumed that learning and memory depend on strengthening or weakening the connection points between neurons (synapses), increasing ...
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Viewpoint: Doctors will never be replaced by intelligent machines, which lack ’empathy, common sense’

Aziz Nazha | 
Is there a place for artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medicine? Will doctors one day be replaced by ...
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Fear can keep you alive: Why we need ‘negative’ emotions

Jade Wu | 
Are negative emotions all bad? Should we really try to get rid of them? After all, we figure that thumbs ...
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Viewpoint: We can stop the infertility ‘guessing game’ by tapping into new tools, including noninvasive testing for endometriosis

Kenneth Ward | 
Without understanding the root cause of infertility, treating it often becomes a guessing game. For doctors to effectively aid a ...
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People with better memories may have better romantic relationships, study suggests

David Hambrick | 
Common topics of marital disagreement are money, sex and time spent together. None of this will surprise anyone who has ...
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Viewpoint: Most Americans ‘woefully underprepared’ for bioethical decisions, including when to remove a loved one from life support

Jacob Appel | 
Many Americans will face some form of significant medical decision-making during their lifetimes, either for themselves or for their loved ...
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Deep sleep may be critical to flushing out your brain’s ‘toxic waste’

Simon Makin | 
Why sleep has restorative—or damaging—effects on cognition and brain health has been an enduring mystery in biology. Researchers think cerebrospinal ...
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‘Time to finish the job’: One wild polio strain stands in the way of eradication of the disease

Richard Conniff | 
The international effort to achieve [polio eradication] passed a major milestone [recently] with the worldwide eradication of wild poliovirus type ...
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‘BrainNet’ experiment allows people to communicate by thought, ‘blurring fundamental notions about individual identity’

Robert Martone | 
In a new study, technology replaces language as a means of communicating by directly linking the activity of human brains. Electrical ...
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Programming CRISPR to fight viruses could lead to new treatments for Ebola, Zika

Tanya Lewis | 
CRISPR is usually thought of as a laboratory tool to edit DNA in order to fix genetic defects or enhance ...
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‘Puzzle of a million pieces’: New study traces humanity’s birthplace to northern Botswana

Richard Conniff | 
[A] study, appearing [October 28] in the journal Nature, uses genetic, archaeological, linguistic and climatic evidence to argue that the ancestral homeland ...
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Could a pill make you need less sleep? This genetics research suggests it could happen

Karen Weintraub | 
We all wish we could get by on less sleep, but one father and son actually can—without suffering any health ...
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Why defining ‘death’ is so much harder than it seems

Ryan Montoya | 
Pronouncing a patient dead in a hospital seems relatively simple: palpate for lack of pulse, determine that the patient's neurological ...
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Why is it so hard to think straight when you’re tired? Here’s what’s going on in your brain

Emily Willingham | 
Most of us could use more sleep. We feel it in our urge for an extra cup of coffee and ...
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‘Connection is what makes life worth living’: Study suggests extroverts are happier

Daisy Yuhas | 
“There are benefits of introversion,” says University of California, Riverside, psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky. “But research shows that extroverts are happier.” A ...
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Can death be reversed? Scientists partially revive brains of dead pigs

Christof Koch | 
Despite technological advances, biology and medicine still lack a coherent and principled understanding of what precisely defines birth and death—the ...
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Why this NASA engineer believes we’ve already found evidence of life on Mars

Gilbert Levin | 
I was fortunate to have participated in that historic adventure as experimenter of the Labeled Release (LR) life detection experiment ...
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No such thing as a harmless lie? How dishonesty hurts our ability to connect with other people

Have you ever told a friend a made-up story to entertain that person or spare his or her feelings? … ...
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‘Why didn’t we think of this earlier?’ Immunotherapy could treat more than just cancer

Karen Weintraub | 
Immunotherapy has transformed cancer care. Now the tools and new knowledge created by this strategy for treating disease by stimulating ...
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USDA scientist: Cover crops check soil degradation—major threat to global food security

Lauren Hale | 
Visit the typical almond farm in California and you’ll see rows of trees stretching to the horizon, forming an arching ...
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Future of silk could give us wearable sensors, smart fabrics and ‘rubber’ as strong as steel

Aarathi Prasad | 
Tucked away near a freight elevator along the clinical corridors of an upper floor is a solid black door, plain ...
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‘It’s unsettling’: Cancer cells use the body’s nerves to attack the brain, studies suggest

Heidi Ledford | 
Tumour cells can plug into—and feed off—the brain’s complex network of neurons, according to a trio of studies. This nefarious ...
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‘Fight or flight’: How your bones may help you make that decision

Diana Kwon | 
In the face of fear, whether it be caused by a grizzly bear or an audience waiting to hear you ...
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Ticking time bomb: Being obese ‘more than doubles’ risk of common forms of cancer

Claudia Wallis | 
Being overweight or obese has been linked to at least 13 types of cancer. Obesity more than doubles the risk ...
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Searching for a mathematical model of consciousness

Kenneth Shinozuka | 
What is consciousness? In a sense, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. ... Science has produced ...
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Video: Talking CRISPR challenges with Jennifer Doudna

Steve Mirsky | 
Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, talks to Scientific American about what it’s like to work in perhaps the ...